YubiKey - The Hardware Authentication Device

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YubiKey

The Hardware Authentication Device


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Take your Authentication and Security to the next level with YubiKey. This device takes the place of your other Authenticator (Google 2FA, Authy, etc) and solidifies your ability to authenticate your actions and logins. With this device, you plug it into your computer/device and it will then think the YubiKey is a Keyboard to type on. Once it is in, type in your username and password like normal, and then when you get to the 2FA box, touch and hold the button on your YubiKey. This will enter a whole bunch of digits into the box and if you hold it long enough (which is the correct way), it will even hit “enter” at the end for you and log you in automatically. This is really awesome and makes you feel like Bitcoin James Bond, taking security as priority. Never again will Google 2FA or Authy feel as secure as they once did. Phone dead? No problem! Ditch the App, and get the YubiKey.


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Pros:

  • great for that extra layer of security
  • always buy two at a time and have that backup spare somewhere else secure
  • cheap really for what they provider security wise

Cons:

  • remember when you lost your 2FA and you could not get into apps, yeah that all over again but for hardware, DO NOT LOSE IT ;)

Pros:

Yubico is open source project.
you can Integrate with Yubico , it's quick and easy. The YubiKey works seamlessly with Windows, MacOS, Linux, iOS, and Android devices.

Cons:

None I can see

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Pros:

this project is open source. love it.
The documentation and testing tools provided is good for developers. The YubiKey supports FIDO, PIV-compatible Smart Card, One-time Passwords (OTP), and OpenPGP.

Cons:
None I can see

Pros:

  • High reliability
  • Relatively low price
  • Easy to use (when I once lost it, it was quite easy to find the workaround)

Cons:

  • Small and easy to lose

Pros:

  • Unique product
  • Cool design
  • Portable
  • Small size
  • Lightweight

Cons:

  • Price

Pros:

  • It is a security key to prevent costly data breaches.
  • Radically reduces IT support costs since you will be purchasing this once.
  • It is supported by hundreds of the most popular online services.
  • It is crush-resistant, waterproof, no batteries needed. It just works like a charm
  • Easy integration with the open source software

Cons:

  • No built-in tracking device so that it will be located easily when lost.
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Pros:

Great to enhance security of which there's never too much
Easy to use
Reasonable price

Cons:

Pretty small - Be careful not to loose it

Pros:

  • Open-source software is a great positive
  • Big brand like Google and Facebook acknowledging it

Cons:

  • Chances of getting lost
  • Unavailable for all smartphones

Pros:

  1. Alternative to Google 2FA
  2. Waterproof and works without batteries (similar to your USB's)

Cons:

  1. Not a great design
  2. There are other hardware wallets which does the same task
  3. What happens if this device gets corrupted?

Pros:

  • Works with many different systems, like Google, Facebook or Windows
  • Well invested dollars (between 20$ and 60$ for one) for more security

Cons:

  • none I can actually see

Pros :

  • This devices can be integrated with Google 2FA, Authy and many others for additional security
  • A more secured type of security wherein you need to provide both username and password
  • Works with services like Linux, MacOS and many others

Cons :

  • It needs to be keep safe always since it is small and easy to get lost

Pros:

  • Wonderful feature or add-on to your device which adds up more security to your device.
  • Lightweight design.
  • Great way of authenticating the user to his device.
  • Would add more sophistication to devices like those running in iOS.
  • Price is very considerable, considering its purpose.

Cons:

  • None so far.

Pros:

  • Dual Security : authentication and Security at its best.

Cons:

-Affordability ; you can get the best features within your budget

-Chances of getting lost since it is very handy

Pros:

  • It can really provide another strong layer of security
  • This is extra small that it can just fit into key holders
  • It can be easily integrated with open source softwares

Cons:

  • It will be a great problem once you lose this one. I still prefer Authy over this since it can be backed up easily, I dont know about this one you you lose it.

Pros:

  • Simple device with great features
  • It is more secured
  • The cost is reasonable for this kind of product

Cons:

  • It is small, can be lost

Pros:

  • It is easy to use security key
  • No need to install Authy that will add-up into your memory
  • It is supported by different services and applications
  • It has no battery needed and also a waterproof
  • More secured than Google 2FA and Authy

Cons:

  • You cannot do something if it is lost. All your accounts that using this device for authentication will be lost too.

Pros:

  • Simple & Easy to use
  • Extra Security
  • For individuals and developers as well
  • Compatible with various applications
  • Multiple versions of the product available with supported software

Cons:

  • It's very small, you might lose it or break it easily
  • Also very costly

Pros:

  • helps users in observing high level of security.
  • lightweight
  • the design is cool.
  • works with a variety of online services

Cons:

  • too small
  • it has a great tendency of losing the product.

Pros :

  • Adds additional security to valuable things
  • It utilize the innovative features Google 2FA, Authy, etc.
  • The price is relatively not expensive

Cons :

  • The design is not that appealing to users.

Pros :

  • It adds another layer of security to our gadgets. Thus, making our files more secured.
  • It is handy and portable.
  • It uses innovative and timely authentication features like Google 2FA, Authy, etc.

Cons :

  • It is very small. The size needs to increase a bit.

Pros:

  • If there's what you can call double security, then this thing is on top of that term. Adds an extra layer of security to your devices...
  • Mini, small, and so handy. Which will allow users to have their extra security with them, walking, traveling without worries.
  • Just like regular USB where no one will ever have an idea what that thing really is.

Cons:

  • Just one thing, if it's lost, you are done with your important devices!
  • So you have to buy another one for another extra security. *sigh
  • Then it will be costly on your side.
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Pros:

  • As a means of authentication, highly secure because it communicates with the servers of Yubiko.

  • It has several applications available to its users for programmers to design and manage their own authentication servers.

Cons:

  • None so far.

Pros:
You don't need an app for this, useful if the battery is empty
It is very small

Cons:
You can also simply use free apps or browser Add-ons
It does not have the right connection for a PC, you need an adapter

Pros:

  • It's an innovative security method.

Cons:

  • If you lose, you must say goodbye.

Pros :

  • Innovative security key taken to the next level
  • does not require batteries
  • can be attached to your keychain
  • affordable

Cons :

  • Its small enough to go missing
  • Looks thin enough to break easily
  • Loosing hardware keys normally is a nightmare to recover =)

Pros :

  • Easy to use authentication device
  • Lower performance compared to performance
  • Easy to carry around

Cons :

  • What if you lose or break?

Pros:

  • Backup for 2FA authentication if you lose your phone (see on Google)
  • Cheap
  • Easy to carry around

Cons:

  • Easy to lose

Pros:

  • Extra layer of security for peace of mind
  • Cheap
  • Looks durable

Cons:

  • Small and easily lost

Good good resteem

Cons:

  • Enough to secure your password with that Google-authenticator which is a kick-ass piece of security hardware
  • You don't have to install any drivers as the device also register by default
  • Lightweight, small and simple

cons:

  • No assurance if you are not careful and you lose your keys
  • It might took a while to set up properly

Pros

  • Replaces many authenticators, much needed in current markets.
  • Easy to carry and use
  • Supports individuals and huge companies including google etc.
  • Device on whixh we can rely as it has no battery and just works fine.
  • Cheap device compared to the job it offers.

Cons

  • So far Nothing is known if we misplace it or damage it, there must be a way surely.
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Pros:

*Very good answer to security issues.
*You are only the one who can open your device if its lock.
*Used by giant companies in the world like facebook, google etc. that makes it more legit.
*Uses advanced security for encryption of datas.

Cons:

*No tracking if the device is lost.
*How to open my device if my yubikey is lost?
*Must keep in hand or put in a vault to keep it safe.

Pros:

  • 2FA provides a great deal of security.
  • Kind of bang-for-the-buck with its price.

Cons:

  • Hardware only, no software or cloud backup, meaning if you lose it, you're done for.

Pros:

  1. It is compact and portable
  2. Save one from the extra stress of doing 2 factor authentication
  3. Secures one from phiser attack as it is hardware and detachable
  4. It has a fabulous support and works for almost all platforms.
  5. The mobile version for iPhone gives it more user friendliness.
  6. It is very easy to setup making it easy to use by anybody
  7. It is an open source project with good developer support making it an easily integrated solution.

Pros:

  1. It is very small and can be easily misplaced
  2. It is expensive for an average user from a developing country and would push them to stick with the free service of the regular ones

Pros:
adds more security which is all the more important in the age of cryptocurrency
better than Google authenticator which can only be accessed from your phone. You can use this even if your phone is disabled
the price is reasonable

Cons
nothing to add

Pros:

  • its great for providing extra layer of security to your precious data
  • the price is a bargain considering its superb functionality
  • its small and very portable and lightweight
  • its a great alternative for google 2FA
    Cons
  • You lose it, you lose everything. (since its cheap, buy a lot for back up purposes)

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Thanks for the upvote yesterday @utopian-io ! I posted the new Trezor for today which I think may be open-sourced as well (:

Pros:

  • most all its open source which is great
  • easy to use and convenient
  • secured
  • supports many online services

Cons:

  • Just dont lose the device

Pros:

  • Great idea about a hardware key for digital services.
  • Work with well-known services like Google and Facebook.
  • Reduce SMS fees for digital services providers.

Cons:

  • Many kind of items available can make buyers confused about which keys should they bought.
  • Price is high for people in developing countries.